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Friday, 9 December 2011

Court asks complainant to lead evidence on charges against Team Anna

A Delhi court has asked a complainant from Haryana to lead evidence on his allegations that Anna Hazare and his team instigated people against the government and disrupted normal life during their August anti-graft protest.

Metropolitan Magistrate Tyagita Singh, while dismissing Satbir Singh’s plea seeking direction to the Delhi Police to straightway register a criminal case against Hazare and his team members, gave him an opportunity to produce evidence in the court to support his allegations.

“This court is of the opinion that no direct offence by accused persons is made out at this stage, hence direction to the police to lodge FIR and investigate the case cannot be given at this stage. Hence, application under section 156(3) of the CrPC (lodging of FIR) stands dismissed.

“The complainant, however, is granted opportunity to lead his evidence and the complaint is treated as case under Section 200 CrPC,” the court said, fixing December 12 as the date of recording of the complainant’s statement. Leading evidence in a court by a private complainant implies getting recorded his statement and those of other witnesses in support of his allegations and production of other documentary evidence to support the charges.


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